Hello everyone, Brenda here to share with you my first post for 2015. I hope you have all had a wonderful and Happy New Year. We are now looking to Australia day.....well in our house we are. That and a 10 day holiday the boys and I will be heading off on next week. I have been busy these holidays with a lot of different tasks and doing things with the boys and mum. For now though I have a couple of layouts to show you and a card. I have created the layouts to the grid I set for this months challenge. I love these grids /tic tac toe as you get some good choices on how you would like to do your layout. Below is the grid and you can choose three squares in any direction.
For my first layout I chose to use the top row on the grid.....Flowers, Spray and Chipboard.
Because I have used a few products on this layout I will just list them for you but please if there is anything you would like to ask about what I have done or how please just ask in the comments and I'm more than happy to tell you. The layout is of my friends daughters cat - Salem. He is such a beautiful cat and Miss Meghan can do anything with her. She dresses him up all the time and he never cares. Not even when dressed like a girl :)
Patterned papers - Authentique Crush Collection
Kaisercraft - white cardstock
Soft Pink material flowers
Kaiser mini Blooms
Kaiser flower Blooms
Copic Hot Pink Marker
Black journal pen for stitching
Dylusions Ink Spray - Black marble
Prima Color Bloom - Glistening waves & Storm Cloud
Distress Ink - Black Soot & Pickled Raspberry
Kaiser cardstock - Black & Hot Pink
Slick writer Broad Point Pen
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Sketchy
Flourish With A Bling - Rose Pink Pearls
Dylusions Stencil - Luscious leaves
Scrap FX Chippie
WOW Love Arrow Chippie
Now for my second layout. This layout is of my friend Dawn who I got to know through my son Riley's swimming. I friendship I treasure very much. Dawn and I have so much in common and I feel it gives us a special understanding of each other.
For this layout I chose to use the second line - Banner, Journal and Die cuts
On this layout I used the same Patterned papers as the one above by Authentique - Crush.
The other patterned papers with the beautiful roses is by Darkroom Door - Pearlescent 12 up Collection. There are different colors in the collection and they are so beautiful.
Hot pink & Black Cardstock
Distress Ink Black Soot
The dies I chose to use were the Sizzix Banner die & 3D flower die
Kaiser decorative Die - Lacey Boarders
Velvet Pink Leaves
Flourish with a Bling - Jasmine Pearl
Kaiser - Blue Ink
Prima Color Blooms - Vintage Coal
Glitzin Glamor - Crystaline
Kaiser Clear Stamp - Chicken Wire
Kaiser Rubobs - Friendship & Retro Alpha's
Now for the final project I have made - a Stand Up Card and Envelope
The card has been made with a Sizzix Stand Up Card Die - Stephanine Barnard 15 piece die set
Kaiser Cardstock - Purple
Darkroom Door Pearlesent Patterned Paper Collection
Kaiser Happy Birthday Rubon
White Journal Pen
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Kaiser Birthday Verse Rubons
Below is the envelope I made from a Kaiser envelope template. I inked the edges with Black Soot - Distress Ink. I made the label to write the address on with the Darkroom Door patterned papers. Like the card it is a very soft mauve with beautiful butterflies on it. I then stamped flowers large and small on to the cardstock and placed them on the card. I then used Kindy Glitz - Crystalina on the flower head of the large flower.
I hope you have like my post for this month and that I have been able to inspire you to join in with the challenge. I went across with my to picks but you can go down and up or diagonal. you decide but make sure you join in the fun to be in the running for this months awesome prize.
Also don't for get that everything we use is available through the Scrapbookit it store. All you have to do is go to the top of the blog, that's right just above my post and the link will take you there. You have so much to choose from and if you can't find what you are looking for then contact Jo and she will help you out.
Until my next post enjoy your holidays and if you have children what is left of your holiday time with them as the holidays will be over before we know it.
Happy Crafting Hugs Brenda xxx